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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The College of General Studies in Posvar Hall.

New CGS major focuses on importance of ethics in criminal justice

By Alaina Goldberg, Staff Writer February 1, 2022
Pitt introduced a new College of General Studies major — law, criminal justice and society — last fall which is a combination of legal studies and the administrative justice majors.
Ben Crump, a civil rights lawyer, spoke at a Pitt Program Council event Tuesday night at the William Pitt Union.

‘Better world for our children’: Crump discusses injustice in America

By Punya Bhasin, Senior Staff Writer October 6, 2021
Pitt Program Council and the Black Action Society hosted civil rights lawyer Ben Crump on Tuesday night at the William Pitt Union. Crump discussed the difficulties Black people face in America and the ways people need to demand justice.
The Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg.

Opinion | Now more than ever, it’s important to follow state government

By Talia Spillerman, For The Pitt News October 3, 2021
State senators are responsible for sponsoring, supporting and voting on legislation that directly impacts constituents’ livelihoods and quality of life. 
The Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas.

Editorial | History should be taught the way it happened, no matter how bad it is

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 7, 2021
To limit its teaching in school classrooms is to blatantly ignore the struggles of generations of Americans and is a step backwards in recent progress in school curriculum reform.
A Pitt Law adjunct professor announced his resignation Wednesday after using a racial slur.

Pitt Law adjunct professor resigns over racial slur

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor October 16, 2020
A Pitt Law adjunct professor announced his resignation Wednesday after using a racial slur in class. The professor, who has not been named, used the “n-word” during an in-class discussion regarding a case study containing offensive language.
Ohio voted in April to stop requiring front license plates in early 2020, but Uber and Lyft fear the absence of front plates will ignite safety hazards for riders and want to overturn the decision.

Editorial: Uber and Lyft are right — law should require front license plates in Pennsylvania

By The Pitt News Editorial Board December 2, 2019
Pennsylvania would be wise to consider requiring front plates.
#MeTooPA is a sexual assault and harassment reporting hotline for students grades pre-K through college and low-wage workers in Pennsylvania created by the Women’s Law Project.

Pa. group offers legal help to sexual assault victims

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Staff Writer January 27, 2019
Legal expenses for sexual assault cases can often exceed $10,000, a prohibitively high cost for segments of the population that live paycheck-to-paycheck. One group is making it possible for Pennsylvanian survivors of sexual assault to get free legal help — particularly those who couldn’t otherwise afford it.
Three bills introduced in December by Erika Strassburger and Corey O’Connor meant to ban assault weapons and accessories contained parts of ineffective and outdated laws.

Column | Pittsburgh gun bills fail civil rights and safety

By Jeremy Wang, Assistant Opinions Editor January 22, 2019
Pittsburgh’s proposed gun control ordinances were cobbled together by cutting and pasting pieces from ineffective and outdated laws. The results are policies that experts say have serious civil rights implications — without making the City any safer.
Matiangai Sirleaf, assistant professor of law at Pitt, discusses the effect that the Ebola virus has on West African countries as part of Pitt’s Critical Research on Africa Lecture Series. (Photo by Divyanka Bhatia | Staff Photographer)

Professor proposes use of law to tackle infectious diseases

By Briana Canady | For The Pitt News February 16, 2018

Matiangai Sirleaf has represented plaintiffs in numerous international human rights cases litigated in federal courts. Now, as an assistant professor of law at Pitt, she plans to use her legal expertise...

(Illustration by Abby Katz | Staff Illustrator)

Editorial: Pittsburgh’s veil of Amazon secrecy leaves residents behind

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 29, 2017

With little more to go on than a slogan, Pittsburghers don’t know what to make of the City’s proposal to house Amazon’s second headquarters. The online retail giant announced its search for a...

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